Questions tagged [rfkill]

RFKill is a subsystem in the Linux kernel that provides an interface through which radio transmitters in a computer system can be queried, activated, and deactivated.

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Bluetooth can't find headphones on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

Similarly to this question I can't pair my new headphones (Marshall Major III) to my laptop because I can't find the device. I can connect the headphones to my phone (XperiaL1) and my laptop can ...
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How do I remove soft block from USB using terminal command

from my sudo rfkill list i2400m usb.1 1.4 1.0 wiMAX Soft blocked yes Hard blocked no Im trying to download ubuntu 20.04 from another laptop using a tethered port.
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Samsung NP940X5N doesn't boot

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 at another partition than where a previous Ubuntu 18.04 has installed. But failed to boot, and systemd seems are waiting for the swap partition to be mount. So I just ...
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Bluetooth not working but WiFi is after force shutdown

So I was booting into my Ubuntu machine (dualbooted with Win10) and it was completely frozen. Held power down and forced shutdown to fix it. This worked fine, booted back in and everything was working ...
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Ubuntu doesn't ask for username and password

It just displays the following line: [3706.547939] rfkill:input handler enabled What do I do?
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Cant switch off airplane mode

I have a problem that I can't turn off the airplane mode. When I typed in a terminal rfkill Block all, then rfkill list all the output is: 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes ...
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Problems with wi fi hardware brcmwl lenovo g500 ubuntu 19.10

I'm quite new. I have problems with WIFI. when online, suddenly my WIFI hardware turns off. I've tried already to turn it on and off through: rfkill unblock but nothing seems to change. It is ...
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Unable to search for Bluetooth devices

After I switch on Bluetooth on Ubuntu 18.04, it's not able to search any devices. I ran rfkill list, and all was unblocked. rfkill list all 0: dell-rbtn: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard ...
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Ethernet blocked after a while, have to rfkill unblock all

Ubuntu 18.04, Wireless disabled After about 15 minutes of running, suddenly I don't have internet access anymore. The only solution that works is doing sudo rfkill unblock all and then sudo dhclient....
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What does “rf” mean in “rfkill”?

In Linux there is a program called "rfkill". You can (de)activate radio modules with that. I was interested in the question what "rf" means. But I cant find an explanation. Maybe somebody here knows ...
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Connecting to an Android Hotspot from Ubuntu

I'm unable to connect to my Android hotspot with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my Dell XPS 13. With WPA-PSK: Mar 18 08:45:13 ubuntu-laptop NetworkManager[1466]: <info> [1552898713.4625] device (wlp2s0):...
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airplane mode is switching on off continuously (18.04) [duplicate]

I have updated ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04. The system has worked properly for one day. After that it started to switching between airplane ✈️ mode on and off continuously.
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WiFi isn't working 18.04

On my 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04 WiFi isn't working - my WiFi networks are not visible to choose from. I got the following result: $ lspci -vq | grep -i wireless -B 1 -A 5 01:00.0 Network controller: ...
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Bluetooth icon disappeared a while ago, then it just won't turn on under any circumstances

The bluetooth icon on the top bar just disappeared nearly a month ago. I tried turning it on through systems settings. But the bluetooth just keeps saying disabled (even though the switch slide bar ...
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Can't open RFKILL control device: No such file or directory

I have accendentily deleted /dev/rfkill file. Now when I run rfkill list. It gives me this error. How to restore the rfkill. ?
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Function key to toggle Wifi on Dell XPS does not work with Ubuntu 18.04

I've got a Dell XPS 9360 and updated to Ubuntu 18.04. However now the key to toggle Wifi and Bluetooth (Fn+Print) does not work anymore within Gnome. Outside of Gnome the key works, when pressing Fn+...
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Wifi Hard Blocked After Suspend in Ubuntu on GS65

While GS65's wifi module, Killer 1550i(which is roughly Intel 9560), doesn't supported in \~4.17 kernels, I managed to get the wifi working by compiling latest iwlwifi kernel module and including them....
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Wifi connectivity issue in Ubuntu 16.04

I am not able to connect wifi in my laptop with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Can some one let me know what could be the problem? How can I check if my system does not have some software necessary for ...
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wifi module keeps getting soft blocked after reboot

I'm using an Odroid XU4 with their USB WiFi module 4 and the official Odroid distro of Ubuntu 16.04. If I type sudo rfkill unblock wifi into a terminal, everything works fine, but I intend this ...
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WiFi is hard blocked in Ubuntu 17.10

I am completely new to Ubuntu world!! I have been trying to solve the wifi problem for a week without success. 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes I tried to set the device up ...
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Can not enable WiFi in Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo Yoga 2 11

This topic is beaten all over I know, but for this specific device, everything is extra weird. I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 11 “2-in-1” thing which is alright and has had Linux on it since the day I ...
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rfkill blocks multiple adapters

I have a usb wifi adapter as well as the built in one. When I run rfkill list I get this output: 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 9: nfc0: NFC Soft blocked: no ...
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How to rfkill unblock bluetooth ,airplane mode and more.?

In my dell laptop i'm using Ubuntu. I turned off airplane mode.But automatically it will turned on device and bluetooth also not working Wi-Fi mode is automatically disabled am I thinking this ...
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disconnect wireless LAN immediatly after established connection [duplicate]

0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 3: hci0: Bluetooth ...
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Switch between onboard wifi and usb wifi

I'm looking for a way to easily disable the onboard wifi and use a USB wifi card when needed, for example when single is low from the onboard. So, I found the rfkill command which looked perfect, ...
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after rfkill unblock, nmcli still shows wifi device as unavailable

i've been googling this issue for the better part of a day with no success. i'm tring to connect to wifi using nmcli. i've got a connection created using my wifi device: % nmcli c NAME ...
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Unable to switch on wi fi on acer aspire ES 15 with Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have a dual boot Acer Aspire ES 15 with ubuntu 16.04 and windows7. sometimes i am not able switch on wifi in ubuntu while wifi works perfectly in windows 7. I have to log into windows and then come ...
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Wifi not connecting on Ubuntu after I closed my laptop

Wifi did not connect after I clicked 'suspend', closed my computer, and then opened my computer. I rebooted the computer. I upgraded my ubuntu to Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS but it is still not working. I did ...
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Wifi gets disabled when connecting to a wired network

I have a HP Elitebook 8540w with Ubuntu 16.04. I am trying to share my wireless through ethernet but every time that I connect the ethernet cable the wireless gets disabled. I searched the web for ...
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Wlan can see networks but can't connect to any

I'm aware this has been asked before, but nothing in those replies helped me. I'm using Lubuntu and up to a couple of hours ago everything worked fine (i.e. wifi was up an running). A weird problem ...
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Is it possible to bypass a hardware wifi switch, if `rfkill unblock all` does not work?

Summary I have recently revived an old Sony Vaio VGN-N230E laptop of mine, and installed Linux Mint on it: gctrindade@gctrindade-VGN-N230E ~ $ lsb_release -irc Distributor ID: LinuxMint Release: ...
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Wifi not working after installing Ubuntu 15.10 on Toshiba Satellite S50-B-15N

I'm using a Toshiba Satellite S50-B-15N laptop to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 15.10 for the very first time today and unfortunately the wifi doesn't appear to be working. It ...
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Intel wireless not working at all

To start off I am very new to Ubuntu so when explaining do not use shortcuts please because I will not understand. So I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my Hp Envy and the wireless card is not working. I ...
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I have to issue “rfkill unblock wifi” at every boot

Config: Laptop, standard working wifi card, Ubuntu 14.04 At every boot, Wifi/Wlan is off/SoftBlocked, I can get it to work with the command sudo rfkill unblock wifi but after every reboot I have to ...
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Why my Ubuntu block wlan & how to unblock?

Everytime I boot Ubuntu, my wifi lan is Soft-blocked. ( I did rfkill list, rfkill unblock wlan to verify the case. In addition I note that it is blocked some seconds after boot is finished). how can ...
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Can't turn on wifi in ubuntu 14.04

My computer is an Asus x450j iwconfig shows: eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=16 dBm ...
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cannot unblock wifi hard block with anything on Lenovo x230t

I have tried all solutions found here or on ubuntuforums.com, but no luck whatsoever. It all started very randomly: I had my mother's nokia lumia connect via usb to my lenovo x230t, I disconnected it ...
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why rfkill has 2 entries for each of wlan and bluetooth?

rfkill list all 0: asus_bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: phy0: wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 2: asus_wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no ...
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Cannot get wifi to work

Please help trying to get wifi working on my laptop with new ubuntu info is below anita@anita-Presario-CQ57-Notebook-PC:~$ rfkill list 0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: ...
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ASUSPRO 853S, no wifi, rfkill phy0 hard blocked, Centrino Advanced-N 6230

After upgrading from 14.04 to 15.04 wifi is no longer working. Wireless card model: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 kernel module: iwlwifi laptop model: ASUSPRO 853S UPDATE: this is solved (I'm ...
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WIFI on boot, but disconnect immediatly

I've got an asus N550JV running Ubuntu 14.10. I've replaced Unity with i3 and am having networking problems ever since. Right now my WIFI is connected as soon as i3 loads up, but it disconnects after ...
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WiFi soft-blocked by rfkill on startup

I have a small Acer Revo PC with Ubuntu 14.10 that I'm configuring to run as a portable media center. I'm trying to set it up as a WiFi access point so that I can control XBMC/Kodi with Android ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Wireless Hard Blocked

Until now my wlan has been working perfectly on a two week old 14.04 install on a brand new E540. It suddenly died on me, couldn't be turned on in settings > networks or via Fn + F8. rfkill output: ...
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“rfkill list all” shows nothing in command line

I'm using dual boot of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1. When I run rfkill list all it shows as follows: :~$ rfkill list all :~$ Please Help. update: Laptop model: Fujisu Lifebook LH532. It has a WiFi ...
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Operation not possible due to RF-kill, phy0 hard blocked

I know there are already plenty of questions like this one; the problem is that, although I tried to follow the instructions, I couldn't have my wifi to work. I re-installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my ...
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Wifi Not Working On Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo G 50-30

I am facing problem to enable wifi on my Lenovo G50-30 Below are the command out put please help me out lspci | grep -i wireless: 02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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wireless randomly becoming phantom hardblocked, only fixed by reboot

First off, I am aware of other people recently posting similar issues but none of the many fixes or suggestions in any thread I've seen has resolved the issue for me. my ASUS netbook had been working ...
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unblock dell-wifi soft block

rfkill list shows: 0: phy0 Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes I already ran rfkill unblock all and yet ...
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Wifi switch takes wlan0 down, but doesn't bring it back up. Found a possible cause and solution just need to know how to apply it

I've got an old acre extensa laptop with a wifi button which takes the wifi down ok. When pressing it again to enable it I get the following log: Jun 12 12:11:58 digit-laptop wpa_supplicant[14223]: ...
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Wifi is disabled and Network applet's “Enable Wfi” is not clickable

Every time in Network settings, Airplane mode switches on itself. On running nmcli nm in terminal: RUNNING : running STATE : connected WIFI-HARDWARE : disabled WIFI : ...